Yes, Pot space is very different from canopy space. And along with canopy space comes nail heads or hooks or some accommodation for tying down trees with high America's Cup class sail surface-to-footprint ratio. It is very disheartening to finally get a nice tree into a small pot and finding it on the ground after a windy night.I was going to build the 2 tier one and was looking for ideas, and i really like yours Drew, good idea not to extend the top one over the bottom one!
Makes sense to me. Sounds to me like you need to reef those canopies.Yes, Pot space is very different from canopy space. And along with canopy space comes nail heads or hooks or some accommodation for tying down trees with high America's Cup class sail surface-to-footprint ratio. It is very disheartening to finally get a nice tree into a small pot and finding it on the ground after a windy night.
What height are your shelves? How far apart do you have the supporting posts? Any problems with bowing from the weight and watering? Beautiful design! I am planning to redesign my yard to accompany my growing bonsai collection.
how does the irrigation system work? Is it on a timer? Where do you buy the parts?This was all a herb garden a previous owner had built. I tore out all the rotting raised beds, kept the elk fence (required) and jerry-rigged the existing irrigation system. More practical than pretty. Maybe there is an idea or two there. More likely my mediocre carpentry skills were fully exposed.View attachment 176289View attachment 176290View attachment 176291View attachment 176292View attachment 176293View attachment 176294
Well, here’s how it looked when it was nice and pristine... then we had a massive thunderstorm and a “thousand year flood.” Many of the pebbles in the drainage stream got washed away, ruts cut into the terraces, and sand washed over some of the gravel. So, it will be under construction for a while as I sift the gravel, fill the ruts, recover the pebbles and put in a retaining wall. The benches are intact, of course. I’ll post something when they’re populated.I'd love to see how this area has changed over the last year. Show us some pictures with trees on the benches!
That looks great! The paint makes a big difference, also the mulch and edging is really nice.
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